Friday, February 18, 2011

Turnip Chayote curry

The other day I was scanning my fridge to make some curry for chapathi. What could one do with one small turnip and half a chayote? These two vegetables almost had the same texture, so decided to make a simple curry adding some cabbage. 

Turnip - 1 - small - cubed
Chayote - cubed - 1 cup
Cabbage - chopped - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 cup - chopped
Tomato - 1 - chopped
Garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste

Heat oil and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds pop, add the onion and saute until translucent. Add the garlic paste and tomato. When the tomato becomes mushy, reduce the heat and add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder. Fry until the oil starts leaving the sides of the pan. Now add salt and the cut vegetables. Fry for 4 to 5 mins and add 3 cups of water. Cover and cook until the vegetables are done and soft, about 15 mins. Now check for seasoning and cook open until the desired thickness is arrived. Serve hot with roti/chapathi/bread.
Note:Chayote is called Bengaluru kathirikka/Seema Kathirikka/Chow chow in tamil.
Sending this to the 'Food Palette - Brown' event by Akheela.


  1. Healthy dish. i havent cooked chayote till date. but surely will try this recipe...

  2. Very healthy.. Looks tasty too... Thanks for the note!! I didnt know what chayote means...

  3. had this since a long..perfect for rice n roti's..

  4. So healthy..never cooked with chayote..looks interesting.

  5. Lovely curry actually i brought a curry thinking what to do with that. You posted this recipe thank u for sharing will try this.

  6. Beautiful and delicious curry, love it just with rice and papads..

  7. The curry looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

  8. This is something which i have never tried.. Gona trust you and make it sometime.. looks yumm with chappathi

  9. Havent tried turnip.urs looks delicious.....Boys are all same kirthi.....

  10. thank you for linking
    delicious way to eat turnip

  11. Never tried this. Sounds a nice dish with roti

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  12. Never tried this before...looks so perfect.

  13. This sounds interesting... simple and delicious. Chayote...never heard this before.

  14. very nice idea of mixing the leftover veggies. looks delicious


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